A Look Back: Week in Photos

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Jodi Arias reacts to verdict

MSN News photo editors select the best pictures of this week, including Jodi Arias reacting to the verdict in her trial for murder. See gallery

Jodi Arias reacts as a guilty verdict is read at her murder trial in Phoenix on Wednesday. Arias was accused of first-degree murder in the death of her one-time boyfriend, 30-year-old Travis Alexander, whose body was found in the shower of his suburban Phoenix home in June 2008. 





AP Photo: Matt York
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Spectators react to guilty verdict

Spectators react to a guilty verdict in the murder trial of Jodi Arias on Wednesday in Phoenix.

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Missing women found in Ohio

From left, Amanda Berry, Georgina "Gina" DeJesus and Michelle Knight were discovered in a Cleveland home Monday after going missing a decade ago. Cleveland resident Ariel Castro was charged with kidnapping and rape Wednesday after authorities said he had held the three young women captive for years.



The Plain Dealer: Scott Shaw
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Accidental hero

Charles Ramsey, Ariel Castro's neighbor, speaks to media near the home on the 2200 block of Seymour Avenue in Cleveland where three missing women were rescued on Monday. Ramsey said in an interview Monday night that he heard someone trying to escape: "I went to McDonald's. I came home. I'm eating my McDonald's. I got the day off from work, so naturally you're doing nothing. And I hear this girl screaming and she's going nuts."


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Amanda Berry reunites with her sister

Amber Berry, right, hugs her sister Beth Serrano after being reunited in a Cleveland hospital on Monday.

The Plain Dealer: Marvin Fong
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Ariel Castro in court

Ariel Castro appears in Cleveland Municipal Court with public defender Kathleen DeMetz on kidnapping and rape charges on Thursday. Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus, Michelle Knight and a minor were found at his Seymour Avenue home earlier this week. The women were held captive for nearly a decade. 

ZUMApress: Rick Wood
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Cinco de Mayo

Members of the Dance Academy of Mexico perform during Cinco de Mayo celebrations in Milwaukee on Sunday.

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Pope Francis visits

Pope Francis gives his cap, also called a zucchetto, to a child as he arrives for his weekly general audience in St. Peter's Square in Vatican City on Wednesday.

AP Photo: Alexander Zemlianichenko
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Victory Day parade

Russian marines march through Moscow's Red Square Thursday during the Victory Day parade, which commemorates the 1945 defeat of Nazi Germany. Russian President Vladimir Putin said at the annual military parade that Russia will be a guarantor of world security. Victory Day is Russia's most important secular holiday, honoring the huge military and civilian losses of World War II and showing off the country's modern arsenal.



AP Photo: Mohammad Sajjad
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Pakistan elections

People rush for cover as Pakistan's former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif leaves in a helicopter after addressing an election rally in Jhagra, near Peshawar, Pakistan, on Tuesday. Pakistan is scheduled to hold parliamentary elections on Saturday, the first transition between democratically elected governments in a country that has experienced three military coups and constant political instability since its creation in 1947.

AP Photo: Ismail Ferdous
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Bangladesh garment factory collapse

Onlookers and family members of missing garment factory workers gather near the site of a garment factory collapse as workers and army personnel use heavy machinery to clear the rubble and recover bodies on Monday in Savar, near Dhaka, Bangladesh. The death toll from the collapse of the shoddy structure continued its horrifying climb, approaching nearly 1,000 on Thursday.



Reuters: Ivan Alvarado
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Chile's student protest

A student protester bites a riot policeman while being detained during a riot at a rally Wednesday in Santiago demanding Chile's government reform the education system.



AP Photo: Vahid Salemi
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Iran presidential election

Razieh Omidvar holds up her portrait to media as she registers her candidacy for the upcoming presidential election in Tehran, Iran, on Wednesday. Iran's presidential race got underway Tuesday as authorities officially opened the registration process for candidates in next month's election, which will pick a successor to President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and offer a critical test for reformists battered after years of crackdowns.



AP Photo: Altaf Qadri
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Sikh protest in New Delhi

A man watches as Indian Sikhs protest the acquittal of ruling Congress party leader Sajjan Kumar in New Delhi on Wednesday. An Indian court acquitted Kumar on April 30 of helping incite mobs to kill Sikhs during the country's 1984 anti-Sikh riots.



AP Photo: Ramon Espinosa
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Old Havana boat

Two fishermen bale water from their boat, Ivanna, in Old Havana on Tuesday. They were rescued by a crane operator when their boat began to sink in Havana Bay as they were headed out for a morning fishing expedition.



AP Photo: Rainier Ehrhardt
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Mark Sanford

Former South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford arrives to give his victory speech on Tuesday in Mt. Pleasant, S.C. Sanford won back his old congressional seat in the state's 1st District in a special election.



Reuters: Goran Tomasevic
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Orthodox Easter

Orthodox Christians pray outside one of 11 medieval monolithic cave churches, ahead of Orthodox Easter in Lalibela, northern Ethiopia, on Saturday. Lalibela is one of Ethiopia's holiest cities, second only to Aksum, and is a center of pilgrimage for much of the country.



Reuters: Jonathan Alcorn
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California wildfires

A firefighter battles the Springs Fire at Point Mugu State Park on May 3. A wind-driven wildfire raged along the California coast north of Los Angeles last week, threatening some 3,000  homes and prompting evacuations of a university campus and several residential areas. The so-called Springs Fire, which engulfed several farm buildings and recreational vehicles but so far has destroyed no homes, had consumed 8,000 acres of dry, dense chaparral and brush by late Thursday, fire officials said.



Reuters: Rick Wilking
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Berkshire Hathaway

Berkshire Hathaway Chairman Warren Buffett reacts at a newspaper-throwing competition before the company's annual meeting in Omaha on Saturday. Buffett and the board of his conglomerate Berkshire Hathaway Inc. are "solidly in agreement" on who should be the company's next chief executive, he said at Berkshire's annual shareholder meeting on Saturday.


Reuters: Carlos Jasso
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Panama's pollera

Participants wearing traditional dresses known as pollera wait backstage for their turn during the National Pollera Contest at the National Theater in Panama City on Sunday. The pollera contest aims to conserve the traditional dress of Panama. The pollera dates back to the 18th century and was worn by the Spanish lower classes, according to the organizers.





Reuters: China Daily
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Winter swimmers

Winter swimmers wave while standing on a piece of drifting ice on the Amur River in the Chinese border city of Heihe, Heilongjiang province, on Monday.



Reuters: Tony Gentile
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Vatican's Swiss Guard

New recruits of the Vatican's elite Swiss Guard prepare before the swearing-in ceremony at the Vatican on Monday. The Swiss Guard, founded in 1506, consists of 100 volunteers who must be of Swiss nationality, Catholic, single, at least 5.7 feet tall and without a beard. New recruits are sworn in every year on May 6 to commemorate the day in 1527 when 147 Swiss soldiers died defending the Pope during an attack on Rome.



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Queen Elizabeth II

Britain's Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip leave after the State Opening of Parliament at the Palace of Westminster in London on Wednesday.



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Israel border police

Israeli border police officers guard the front of Damascus Gate outside Jerusalem's Old City during a parade marking Jerusalem Day on Wednesday. Jerusalem Day marks the anniversary of Israel's capture of the Eastern part of the city during the 1967 Middle East War. In 1980, Israel's parliament passed a law declaring united Jerusalem as the national capital, a move never recognized internationally. There were confrontations on Wednesday between Muslims and Jews outside the walled Old City, where al-Aqsa mosque is located. Police arrested 10 Palestinians, police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said.


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